26 Terabits of Data Per Second Through Single Laser Sets New Record
Previously, the world record was set for data transfer speed at 109 terabits per second, transfered over a single fiber optic cable. The sneaky bit about that piece of information, however, is that though the 109 terabit transfer was achieved through a single cable, the actual cable had seven "light-guiding cores" inside of it, rather than a single core. The second fastest speed was 101.7 terabits per second, but employed 370 separate lasers, each carrying a small amount of information. Now, Professor Wolfgang Freude and his colleagues have set the record for fastest data transfer using a single laser at 26 terabits per second.Read on...